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Jok-Thai Rice Porridge

Thai Rice Porridge with Pork Dumplings | Jok| โจ๊ก

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


If you want to try something new for breakfast, try out savory Thai rice porridge with pork dumplings!



Pork Dumplings

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cilantro roots or 3 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro stems
  • 1 tsp. white pepper powder or 1/2 tsp. whole white peppercorns
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp. Thai thin soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour or cornstarch


  • 2 c. cooked jasmine rice
  • 6 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. tapioca starch
  • 1 c. water


  • 4 room temperature eggs, (to make coddled eggs)
  • Ground white pepper for dusting on top
  • 2-in. piece of fresh ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 1 green onion, chopped finely
  • 1/3 c. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Fish sauce, to taste
  • Thai red chile powder, to taste


  1. In a food processor, combine all the pork dumpling ingredients and process until smooth and sticky and then refrigerate.
  2. In a blender, combine rice and broth, and blend on low to a coarse puree, the texture of steel cut oatmeal. Be careful not to over-blend it, or you will lose the texture of the rice.
  3. Pour the puree into a 1-gallon saucepan, and place over medium-high heat.
  4. Bring to a gentle boil. Stir it occasionally to make sure the bottom doesn’t burn.
  5. Whisk together the tapioca flour and water until blended. Add it to the rice mixture while stirring.
  6. Let the rice porridge boil gently. Continue to stir it to prevent it from burning for about 2-3 minutes, or until thickened.
  7. Lower the heat so the porridge bubbles a little.
  8. Take the dumpling mixture out of the fridge, and roll it into balls about 1 in. or so in diameter.
  9. Drop the balls one at a time into the rice porridge.
  10. When all the dumplings have firmed up, after 2-3 minutes or so, the rice porridge is ready to serve.
  11. To make the coddled eggs, bring a small pot of water to a boil.
  12. Put each of the eggs, in a separate heat-proof container like a tall mug.
  13. Once the water is boiling, pour the boiling water over the eggs with a few inches of water above them.
  14. Let the eggs sit for about 10-15 minutes, depending on how cooked you like your eggs.
  15. Remove the egg from the water.
  16. Ladle the rice porridge and pork meat balls into four bowls.
  17. Crack an egg into each bowl, and sprinkle the green onion, ginger and cilantro leaves on top. Add fish sauce and red chile powder to your liking.
  18. Enjoy!


If you want to make Thai rice porridge baby food, just leave out the toppings and egg. You can try to break up the pork dumpling and mix it in the porridge too, or leave it out.


  • Serving Size: 4